Missouri drivers should use more caution on the roadways, as Missouri driver deaths are on the rise in 2012. As of September 4, 2012, 554 persons died on Missouri roadways. At the same time in 2011, only 478 had died.
Driver inattention is likely to blame for the rise in deaths, as well as drivers and passengers not wearing seat belts. Drivers should take care to buckle up, and not use their cell phones while driving. Sixty percent of those who died in a Missouri car accident were not wearing a seat belt.